Lot 31: William Wegman

Pigment print
11 x 8.5 inches
Edition 18/30
Signed recto pencil
Courtesy of the artist
Fair Market Value

BIO: William Wegman was born December 2, 1943 in Holyoke, Massachuse s. He received a BFA in painting from the Massachuse s College of Art in Boston in 1965 and an MFA from the University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana in 1967. Wegman’s photographs, videotapes, paintings, and drawings have been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. Recent exhibitions have included touring retrospectives of Wegman’s work in Europe, Japan, and Korea. In 2006-2008, Funney/ Strange, a retrospective of Wegman’s paintings, drawings, videos, and photographs, toured the US, appearing at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Wexner Center, and the Smithsonian. His work recently appeared in exhibitions at the Pomona College Museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Berkeley Museum as part of Pacific Standard Time. Wegman is the author of numerous books for children, including The New York Times bestseller, Puppies, and his movie, The Hardly Boys in Hardly Gold, was screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Wegman has been commissioned to create works for such diverse projects as a guidebook for MoMA, a line of fabrics for Crypton, a season brochure for the Metropolitan Opera, and an anniversary cover for The New Yorker. His Man’s Best Friend calendar celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Wegman has also created both print and TV ad campaigns for clients including Honda, Panasonic, and Sony. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, with Jay Leno, with David Letterman and, most recently, The Colbert Report. Wegman currently lives in New York and Maine. www.williamwegman.com

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